Engagement Session Planning Tips For Dayton And Cincinnati


How To Plan Your Engagement Session


I am invested in you, your engagement session, and your wedding.  Providing engagement session planning tips ensures I can make your images exceed expectations. These are my suggestions as a professional Dayton and Cincinnati engagement photographer to make your session enjoyable and as beautiful as possible.

  • Outfits: Coordinate outfits without matching one another.  Wear colorful outfits that make you feel comfortable while avoiding too much white or black.  Multiple outfits are ok but most locations don't have anywhere to change.  Changing also eats into your one-hour time slot.

  • Shoes: If you wear uncomfortable shoes, bring other shoes for walking between locations.

  • Hair And Makeup: Having your hair and makeup professionally done prior to the session will ensure best results, although this is not always possible.  Bring hairspray on windy days to minimize blowing hair.

  • Be On Time: This is the most important tip to me.  You have a one-hour time slot, so showing up late will eat into this.  Leaving extra early to get to your session will help make up for traffic or other things that can't be helped.  Please text or call if you are running late.  I am always early, so call or text if you also arrive early.

  • Props: I am always in favor of using props during your session.  Pets are also great but are not allowed at Cox Arboretum MetroPark.

  • Don't Worry: Most couples have little to no experience being in front of a camera.  I will work with you to create the most pleasing and natural engagement photos that capture your personalities.  I try to keep the engagement session fun and casual so as to keep you relaxed and smiling.

  • Ideas: Many brides have ideas about the types of engagement photos they want.  Send me a Pinterest board if you have collected ideas for your engagement session, or email me your ideas.  I absolutely love when people come to me with ideas.

Check out my free "Guide To Planning A Dayton, Cincinnati, Or Columbus Engagement Session" for location ideas, tips, and other helpful information.